Taking Inventory: A Polished Presentation

By Rachel Levitt | Boston Magazine |

OUR FAVORITE ITEM
This Second Empire–style caviar server set ($820) can double as a decorative jar when you’re out of beluga.

COVETED BY THE SHOP CLERK
Hundreds of tiny silver leaves make up the Palmaceae necklace ($1,820) by East Coast artist Michele Oka Doner.

WHAT’S SELLING BEST
Created by French designer Andrée Putman, this pitcher ($670) and tray ($850) are as sleek as they are versatile.

THE LOWDOWN The venerable silversmith of European nobility has arrived in Brahmintown as a jewel box of a boutique next to—where else?—the Four Seasons. But instead of the stuffy vibe and Nixon-era flatware one might expect, Christofle is the definition of heirloom chic. The talents of design luminaries like Gio Ponti and newcomers like Adeline Cacheux make everything from tableware to vases and picture frames come off like works of high art. That is, high art that would look great in your grandmother’s house—but even better in your own. 

Christofle, 296 Boylston St., Boston, 617-542-2080 christofle.com